Magnitude 5.8 quake hits in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada: US Geological Survey

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Washington | Published: January 9, 2017 5:55:39 AM

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada, the US Geological Survey reported on Sunday.

The quake, originally measured at magnitude 6.4, hit at a depth of 11.8 miles and was centered 55 miles southeast of Resolute in the thinly populated territory, the USGS said. (Reuters)The quake, originally measured at magnitude 6.4, hit at a depth of 11.8 miles and was centered 55 miles southeast of Resolute in the thinly populated territory, the USGS said. (Reuters)

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada, the US Geological Survey reported on Sunday.

The quake, originally measured at magnitude 6.4, hit at a depth of 11.8 miles (19 km) and was centered 55 miles (89 km) southeast of Resolute in the thinly populated territory, the USGS said.

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